A BRAVE teaching assistant has had her head shaved to thank doctors and nurses for saving the lives of coronavirus patients.

Winsford mum Sue Johnson set up a JustGiving page and has already raised more than £1,500 for the NHS.

"It's absolutely brilliant," said Sue, 60, a specialist teaching assistant at Middlewich High School. "I felt a little apprehensive but it's a small sacrifice to make when you consider what our NHS heroes do every day.

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Mum Sue Johnson before she lost her locks

" I want to thank everyone for donating."

Sue, who signs for deaf pupils, took the plunge because she couldn't get her hair cut during lockdown

Neighbours watched at a distance on Saturday as son Ben, 29, shaved off his mum's locks in the garden of her home in Darnhall.

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To show there were no hard feelings, the pair celebrated afterwards with a glass of bubbly.

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Gently does it as Ben Johnson shaves off his mum's hair

"Having people support me and having a joke was really good," said Sue. "I really enjoyed it. You do feel the cold but I'm going to brave it and go shopping without my bandana."

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No hard feelings as Ben and mum celebrate afterwards with a glass of champagne

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-johnson-hs